Simply getting into Tausend Cantina is enough to make your palms sweat; pressing a button beside an unmarked concrete door in Mitte will bring out a stern doorman who’ll ask what you’re doing there, and if you say you have reservations at the Cantina, you might just get in. Of course, you’re still not there yet until you navigate around the back of Bar Tausend, through the bar, and enter Tausend Cantina.
Cantina is unequivocally one of the best restaurants in the city and matches its high calibre clientele with its high-concept Iberian-Japanese cuisine. Its open kitchen and unpretentious waitstaff allow you to pine over the choice of dishes including their foie gras risotto, world-class black cod, sashimi salad and Peruvian ceviche. Adding to what amounts to an onslaught of culinary excellence is the restaurant’s slick décor, more the reason why the Cantina may haunt your fantasies long after your meal.